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package-autoremove (was: Package installation messages)

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: package-autoremove (was: Package installation messages)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:58:49 +0100

2015-05-21 15:35 GMT+01:00 Kaushal <address@hidden>:
> I just updated to the latest commit on emacs master and tried out
> package-autoremove.
> That suggested removing 3 packages (symon, minibuffer-line,
> git-timemachine), out of which I actually use 2: minibuffer-line,
> git-timemachine.
> For example, I have this in my init:
> ;; Display date+time in the minibuffer instead of in the mode-line
> (use-package minibuffer-line

There are two possibilities for why this happened.

1. The first time you start Emacs after the commit that introduced
selected-packages, package.el will try to guess which of your packages
were explicitly installed by you, and which were pulled in as deps.
It's impossible to know for sure, so this guessing is bound to go
wrong on some instances.

2. The list of selected packages is stored with your
custom-set-variables. So, if your `use-package' form comes before your
`custom-set-variables', then that might cause it to not get stored

I'm not sure if there's a global fix we can do for case 2. Either way,
you (the user) can manually fix that by simply trying to install the
package you already have (`minibuffer-line', in this case). You can do
that from the package menu or with `M-x package-install'. You'll get a
message that "package already installed", and then package.el will
store this package in your list of `selected-packages'.
Another way to fix that is to `M-x customize-variable RET
package-selected-packages' and manually add `minibuffer-line' to it.

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